Approximately 45 airlines flew nearly 7 million passengers into and out of Italy 's fifth most trafficked airport, Venice Marco Polo Airport (airport code VCE). Most often these passengers arrive via Alitalia, Lufthansa, and US Airways.
The ACTV and ATVO buses transport travellers from the airport to the two main railway stations Venice-Santa Lucia and Venice-Mestre.
Known for its breathtaking scenery, Venice sits on 117 small islands and is connected by an intricate bridge and canal system.
Venice is one of the world's top tourist destinations with roughly 50,000 visitors per day.
Carnival of Venice is one of the city's top cultural events. It starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and concludes on Fat Tuesday with daily celebrations.
Venice is well known for its highly skilled artisans. Murano, located in the north of Venice, is particularly well known for its glass blowing.